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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Jan 08 2018

Polish PM to announce cabinet reshuffle on Tuesday

WARSAW Poland's new prime minister, Mateusz Morawiecki, will reshuffle the two-year-old conservative government on Tuesday before flying to Brussels to discuss controversial judicial reforms.

Jan 03 2018

Poland's far-right: opportunity and threat for ruling PiS

WARSAW When activists from eastern Poland traveled to Warsaw to join a far-right march, the local mayor from the ruling Law and Justice party (PiS) paid for some of their travel.

Dec 11 2017

Morawiecki sworn in as Polish PM amid dispute with EU

WARSAW Mateusz Morawiecki was sworn in as Poland's new prime minister on Monday and European Council President Donald Tusk called on the new leader to pursue European unity.

Dec 07 2017

Polish ruling party replaces PM ahead of elections

WARSAW Poland's ruling conservatives named in an expected move Finance Minister Mateusz Morawiecki as the country's new prime minister on Thursday as they gear up for a series of elections in the coming years.

Dec 05 2017

Poland's PiS may sack PM Szydlo, replace with finance minister: sources

WARSAW Poland's ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party may replace Prime Minister Beata Szydlo next week with her government's finance chief, Mateusz Morawiecki, to prepare for a series of elections in coming years, political sources said.

Nov 27 2017

EU Parliament chief asks Poland to ensure MEPs' safety after far-right protest

WARSAW The president of the European Parliament said on Monday he would ask Poland's prime minister to ensure the security of Polish members of the assembly after a far-right protest staged a symbolic hanging of the politicians.

Nov 22 2017

Rights groups urge end to Poland's overhaul of judiciary

WARSAW Plans to overhaul Poland's judiciary would end the country's status as a democratic state based on the rule of law and should be scrapped, more than two dozen rights groups and non-governmental organizations said in a petition on Wednesday.

Nov 22 2017

Polish civic groups urge parliament to stop work on judiciary overhaul

WARSAW Proposals to overhaul Poland's judiciary which will be debated by parliament on Wednesday would end the country's status as a democratic state of law, more than two dozen civic society organisations said, urging lawmakers to stop work on the bills.

Nov 17 2017

With ticket to Olympics, North Korean skating pair are 'a rough diamond'

WARSAW When the Canadian coach Bruno Marcotte started working with a pair of Olympics-qualified North Korean figure skaters, he did not expect much warmth from them.

Nov 09 2017

Polish PM calls for an EU where Christianity is not censored

WARSAW Poland wants to be sure that Christian traditions are not subject to "ideological censorship" in the European Union, Prime Minister Beata Szydlo said on Thursday, emphasizing her party's opposition to Muslim immigration.

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